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TRYANUARY CELEBRATES BEER IN JANUARY 2018

I am thrilled to announce that I’ll be a champion for Tryanuary, a nation-wide campaign to encourage support for the beer industry throughout January. I'm supporting the Derby and Nottingham regions, so if you're a local brewer and would like a shout-out in January 2018, do let me know. I'm in the middle of looking ...

CHRISTMAS MENU REVIEW: SLUG & LETTUCE, DERBY

*Invite to review* I love anything to do with Christmas. From twinkly fairy lights (they should be a perennial staple and not just Christmas, oh the things I’d enshrine into law if I were prime minister) to spiced baked goods, it is easy to fall in love with the festive season and make like Will Ferrell’s Elf. If ...

EATERY REVIEW: THE LODGE BAR & DINING, LITTLEOVER, DERBY

*Review by invite* I have dined at Littleover Lodge Bar & Dining plenty of times before. I have reviewed it, and written about the Head Chef (see original Q&A feature here). This time felt different. And I’ll tell you why in a minute. Firstly, more about Littleover. It’s a village under three miles away from Derby city centre. ...